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Four Cookbooks to Try this Spring

Our top cookbooks for Spring 2019 from age-defying recipes, to easy vegan, to healing whole foods, to cooking for the body and soul.

By Live Naturally Staff

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Fountain of Youth


The Ultimate Age Defying PlanAging: It’s an eternal battle. But there are ways to minimize its effects through diet. In their new book, The Ultimate Age-Defying Plan (Da Capo Lifelong, 2019), award-winning vegan chef Mark Reinfeld and naturopathic doctor Ashley Boudet explain how a plant-based diet and daily self-care rituals can boost your health and vitality as you age. “It is putting Hippocrates’s edict to ‘let food be thy medicine,’” they write.

The book includes 175 vegan recipes with seven ingredients or fewer, including Portobello Cheez Steak Stuffed Peppers, Quinoa Quiche and Raw Choco-Cherry Bombs.

Get a free download of Reinfeld and Boudet’s NOURISH plan for optimal health at doctorandchef.com.


Easy Vegan


The Vegan 8 CookbookWhen her husband was diagnosed with gout, Brandi Doming launched her popular blog The Vegan 8, with vegan recipes using eight ingredients or fewer. The diet switch was life-changing for her husband—and for Doming and their daughter, too.

In her new cookbook of the same name (Oxmoor House, 2018), Doming shares 100 simple, delicious recipes to prove that anyone can adopt a vegan diet without sacrificing taste—everything from sweet to savory, like Healthy Apple Pie Cookies, Lazy Red Lentil Salsa Soup and Fool ’Em Cream Cheese Spinach-Artichoke Dip.


Healing Whole Foods


Radiant: The Cookbook“Beauty is about nourishing your body from the inside out,” says chef and health coach Mafalda Pinto Leite in her new book Radiant: The Cookbook (Roost, 2018). Pinto Leite has created more than 90 vegan and mostly raw recipes, including Chickpea Pancakes, Green Goddess Noodles and Acai Beauty Bars, using nutrient-dense ingredients from adaptogenic herbs and algae to sweet potatoes and turmeric.

The goal: to inspire you to fall in love with real foods and see the difference they make to your skin and overall well-being.

Body and Soul


Kripalu Kitchen Each year, more than 50,000 people visit the Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health in Massachusetts to practice yoga and enjoy the famously delicious and healing food. In The Kripalu Kitchen (Random House, 2019), Jeremy Rock Smith, executive chef at the center, has compiled 125 nourishing, easy-to-make recipes that work for a variety of diets: vegan, vegetarian, raw, gluten-free, dairy-free, sugar-free and more. Garden Pea, Leek and Potato Cakes; Creamy Polenta and Vegan Mushroom Cream Sauce; and the legendary Kripalu Chai are just a few of the many flavorful options.

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